I'm not sure if this question is allowed according to the question guide.
However I have got a Magento store with bout 620 products (planning to reach 1.5k-2k) on a shared hosting on h*stga*** since the cost of dedicated server is not affordable, I have tried to reduce the load time:
2.4 seconds and
0.889 for fisrt byte.
- Disabled etag
- Enabled gzip
- Added future header
- Reduced the number of cookies for static content served from CDN
- CDN for css, media and js
- Fooman Speedster Advanced
- Full Page Cache plugin
- Reduced CSS code size
- Compiliant Mode On
I wonder if it the maximum speed I can reach with a shared hosting plan or not? I'm not talking about a 10-20 milliseconds, but 80 millisecond 1 second and about 300ms for first byte.
My store is based in italy and sells only here and the server is placed in USA (I think Austin).
I have tought about moving the server to another host and looking online I have read good review about Sit*gr**nd, beacuse if I don't get it wrong it offers a cache system(varnish, memcached,..) also on shared hosting, plus ithas got server also in europe, so considering the moving cost and potencial problems (new dns,etc...), will I get a noticiable benefit?